Allen Ludden Game Show Host

Allen ludden

Allen Ludden (October 5, 1917 – June 9, 1981) was an American television personality, emcee and game show host, perhaps most well known for hosting various incarnations of the game show Password between 1961 and 1980. Allen Packard Ellsworth was born on October 5, 1917, in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, the first child of Elmer Ellsworth, 25, a Nebraska native living in Mineral Point and working as an ice dealer; and his wife Leila M. Allen, age 22, a Wisconsin native and housewife. Elmer Ellsworth died the next winter at age 26, a victim of the worldwide influenza epidemic, on January 6, 1919. When Allen was about five years old, Leila Ellsworth married Homer Ludden Jr., an electrical engineer and the son of H.D. Ludden, the town physician, a Chicago native who had practiced in Mineral Point since 1906. Allen was given his adoptive father's name and became Allen Ellsworth Ludden. The family lived briefly in the small Wisconsin towns of Janesville, Elkhorn, Antigo and Waupaca before moving to Texas when Allen was still a small child.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 5th, 1917
Place of birth
Mineral Point
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
June 9th, 1981 at age of 63
Place of death
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Cause of death
Stomach cancer
Places lived
Wisconsin , United States, with Territories
pop. 5,742,713 (2013)
Corpus Christi , Texas
pop. 316,381 (2013)

Family

Parents
Spouses
Children

Education

1. University of Texas at Austin Colleges/University

The University of Texas at Austin (informally Texas, University of Texas, UT Austin, or simply UT) is a state research university in Austin, Texas, USA. It is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, its campus is approximately 0.25 miles (400 m) from the Texas State Capitol in Austin. The institution has the fifth-largest single-campus enrollment in the nation as of fall 2010 (and had the largest enrollment in the country from 1997 to 2003), with over 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 16,500 faculty and staff. It currently holds the largest enrollment of any college in Texas.

Institution info

Type Land-grant university
Endowment
2012. 2.86 bil. $
2011. 14.1 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
September 15th, 1883
Headquarters
110 Inner Campus Dr, 78712 - Austin, Texas
Undergraduates
2012. 39,955
2010. 38,420
2009. 38,168
Postgraduates
2012. 12,231
2011. 12,682
2010. 12,775
Acceptance rate
2013. 40.2 %
2012. 46.8 %
2011. 46.6 %
2010. 47.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 9.79 K $
2011. 9.79 K $
2010. 9.42 K $
2009. 8.94 K $
2008. 8.51 K $
Official web page www.utexas.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Texas at Austin connected by profession and/or age

b. 1921., Civil engineer
b. 1914., Lawyer
b. 1916., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1918., Writer
b. 1914., Actor
b. 1915., Singer
b. 1921., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1922., U.S. Congressperson

Movie performances

1. Futureworld (1976)

Thriller, Sci-Fi
played Game Show Host
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
104.0
13 Show list

Futureworld is a 1976 sequel to the 1973 science fiction film Westworld. It was written by George Schenk and Mayo Simon, and directed by Richard T. Heffron. The cast included Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, and Arthur Hill. There is also a cameo appearance by Yul Brynner in a dream sequence. Other than Brynner, none of the cast members from the original film appear, and original writer-director Michael Crichton was not involved. The film attempted to take the plot in a different direction from Westworld, but it was not generally well received by the critics. Futureworld was deemed as lacking in action and the acting was not engaging. It was made by AIP. Afterward, there was a short-lived television series called Beyond Westworld.

Awards

Top cast

Tracy Ballard
Chuck Browning
Robot Clark
Mr. Takaguchi
Robot Boxer
The Gunslinger
Male Robot
Dr. Schneider
Duffy
Bartender
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. Unbreakable

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
Channel 5
October 6th, 2008 November 24th, 2008 1 English

2. Password

Game-Show
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

October 2nd, 1961 June 27th, 1975 7

3. Liar's Club

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
1969 1989

4. Stumpers

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
October 4th, 1976 December 31st, 1976

5. Expedition Africa

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
History
May 31st, 2009 July 12th, 2009 2
Pasquale Scaturro
English

6. College Bowl

Family, Game-Show
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Host
Don Reid
January 4th, 1959 June 14th, 1970

7. Password Plus

Game-Show
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

NBC
1979 1980 January 8th, 1979 1982 2 English

Regular TV appearances

1. Win with the Stars

Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Languages Regular cast
September 18th, 1968 September, 1969

Guest TV appearances

Banacek

Program genre

Drama
Mystery
Crime Fiction

External resources

Banacek is an American detective TV series starring George Peppard that aired on the NBC network from 1972 to 1974. The series was part of the rotating NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie anthology. It alternated in its time slot with several other shows but was the only one to last beyond its first season.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E05 January 22nd, 1974 Interviewer

The Odd Couple

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

The Odd Couple, formally titled onscreen Neil Simon's The Odd Couple, is an American television situation comedy broadcast from September 24, 1970 to March 7, 1975 on ABC. It stars Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison, and was the first of several developed by Garry Marshall for Paramount Television. The show is based upon the play of the same name, which was written by Neil Simon.nFelix and Oscar are two divorced men. Felix is neat and tidy while Oscar is sloppy and casual. They share a Manhattan apartment, and their different lifestyles inevitably lead to conflicts and laughs.nIn 1997, the episodes Password and The Fat Farm were ranked #5 and #58 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. The show received three nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E11 December 1st, 1972
Alex March

The Wright Stuff

Program genre

Talk show

External resources

The Wright Stuff is a British television chat show, hosted by Matthew Wright, and airing on Channel 5 each weekday morning from 9:15 to 11:10am.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E104 June 11th, 2009

Awards won

1976 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Password TV Game Show
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Wikipedia

Check Allen Ludden on wikipedia.

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